Corporate Restructuring

Agera Energy LLC

Case Overview Headquartered in New York, Agera Energy LLC (Agera), provided electricity and natural gas to commercial, industrial, and residential customers. The company, an alternative to the local utility, provided electricity and natural gas more customized to their users’ specific needs. By offering customers fixed-price contracts (as opposed to more flexible variable-price contracts), the company […]

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The Budd Company

Case Overview The Budd Company (Budd) was recognized as a leading manufacturer of stainless-steel rail cars, space vehicles, and defense products. Founded in Philadelphia in 1912, Budd was also a major supplier of part components to subsidiaries of General Motors, Ford, Buick, and other car makers in the automobile industry. At its peak, the company […]

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Dendreon Corporation

Case Overview Bolstered by their laboratory research on cell therapy remedies performed at Stanford University School of Medicine, Edgar Engleman and Samuel Strober started Dendreon Corporation (Dendreon). The biopharmaceutical company based in Seattle, Washington received initial funding from Health Care Ventures and entered the market in 1992. Early clinical results for Provenge, a cell-based cancer […]

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Gawker Media LLC

Case Overview Founded in 2003, Gawker Media LLC (Gawker) operated an online media company and blog network, serving as the parent company of several weblogs and subsites including: Gawker.com, Deadspin, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, Jalopnik, and Jezebel. Known for its brashness, and widely regarded as a go-to site for celebrity and entertainment gossip, Gawker.com routinely courted […]

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